July 8 - 15 2023
Randers Big Band (DK) - Photo: Pressefoto

Photo: Pressefoto

Randers Big Band (DK)


Keshia Christiansen (voc), Nikolai Bøgelund (cond), Jakob Arendt Rasmussen (a-sax), Jakob Thykjær (t-sax), Christian Rudbeck (bar-sax), Jeppe Barkmann, Erik W. Christensen, Erik Larsen and Jonathan Rosendahl (trp, flh), Jonathan Bruun Meyer, Anton Langdahl and Jakob Waade (trb), Henrik Nüchel (b-trb), Hjalte Hviid (p), Mads Jensen (g), Kristoffer Bliksted (b), Tobias Granum (drm)

A Tribute to Diane Shuur and Count Basie 

Randers Big Band originated in 1980 when it was founded by Palle Hundborg. Since then, the band has undergone major musical developments. With his tenacious and motivating commitment, the band's musical leader Ole Koch Sørensen has for many years, until 2011, contributed to Randers Big Band being counted among the country's best-playing big bands, especially in traditional swing music.

Organizer and trumpeter Jesper Riis took over the management from 2011-2012 and was very much responsible for diversifying the repertoire into a lot of different styles. From 2012 until the beginning of 2018, the band was led by Nicolai Bøgelund, and from 2018 to 2020, Peter Brem was at the helm, before Nicolai returned in 2021. 

Over the years, Randers Big Band has participated in many festivals at home and abroad and traveled on concert tours in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, USA, Brazil, Canada, and England. Most recently, the band played in Berlin at a concert at b-Flat. 

This concert is a tribute to Count Basie and Diane Schuur. The program for the day is made up of titles from the album released in 1987 – Diane Schuur & The Count Basie Orchestra – as well as instrumental Basie tracks.


About Musikhuset Swings 

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Musikhuset Aarhus once again have the pleasure of inviting you to Musikhuset Swings during Aarhus Jazz Festival. If you have visited Ridehuset Swings in the past, you already know to look forward to enjoying community, culinary delights, and great musical experiences – with free admission to most concerts. 

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra and Musikhuset Aarhus look forward to welcoming you to Musikhuset Swings, which takes place July 8-15 in the foyer and halls of Musikhuset and at KISSA in Musikhusparken. 


Read more about Randers Big Band

Read more about Randers Big Band

Aarhus Jazz Orchestra
30 24 06 62
Musikhuset Aarhus

Cover charge FREE

Aarhus Jazz Festival

Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3

DK-8000 Aarhus C